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Giorgio De Chirico and the Myth of Ariadne
by Michael Taylor ; Giorgio De Chirico ; Guigone Rolland ; Matthew Gale ; Max Ernst ; Gerard Francis Tempest
Binding: Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Weight: 2.75 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 11 x W: 9.75 inches
ISBN 10: 0876331649
ISBN 13: 9780876331644
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Book Description:
The enigmatic paintings of Giorgio de Chirico (1888 1978), with their dreamlike imagery of deserted city squares filled with mysterious shadows, stopped clocks, and sleeping statues, had a profound influence on modern art. A key to understanding de Chirico's uvre is an early series of eight paintings of the mythical Greek princess Ariadne. This theme, to which de Chirico returned again and again throughout his life, exhibits a serial approach to making art that foreshadows the work of Andy Warhol. Some 180 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and documentary photographs, as well as essays considering the literary, artistic, historical, and philosophical meanings of this series of paintings, including an unpublished text by Max Ernst, constitute an unparalleled range of primary research materials, and provide the best overall account of de Chirico's career.


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